ESSEX — Town police arrested a 30-year-old Gloucester man Sunday night for drunken driving after police had called a taxi for the man, but found he later returned to the scene to drive home.
Patrick Ellis was arrested about 11:25 p.m. on Eastern Avenue, according to police.
Officers had responded to Eastern Avenue after receiving a report that an erratic operator was illegally passing cars and had pulled into a business, according to police. On arrival, police saw two men who appeared to be intoxicated exiting the business and walking toward a vehicle. An officer then called a cab and sent the two men home in the taxi, but soon after saw the men return to the parked vehicle and begin to drive the vehicle away, according to police.
The officer arrested Ellis for marked lanes violations, driving without headlights and on a charge of drunken driving, police said.
A 28-year-old Gloucester man was also arrested in Essex on a drunken driving charge Saturday, in this case, for a second time Saturday.
Eric Rudolph of Ye Olde County Road allegedly drove a blue Ford Explorer into a pole on Main Street after sideswiping two parked vehicles and running over the street curb about 4:47 p.m., according to police.
A man reported a lost cellphone about 3:10 p.m. Saturday. The man said he lost the Blackberry phone in the Main Street area, according to police.
A boat trailer broke while being hauled behind a vehicle on Route 133 Friday about 9:30 a.m., gauging the road, according to police.
The driver pulled to the side of the road, and officers responded to the scene, where the owner was able to repair the trailer part that had broken.
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